Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up tightly when
tapped), then they're dead, and not fresh enough to eat under ...
it is a myth Mussel myth an open and shut case. To summarize, there are a small
percentage (11.5%) of mussels that when tested will not relax its ...
Though simple to cook, just steam them for a... ... Bypass mussels that have their
shells open and that will not close. An open shell itself does not mean the ...
Apr 9, 2012 ... So, if before you cook it, the shell is open, that just means the mussel is chilling
out. But once you bother it by tapping it on the counter, it should ...
Before cooking check for mussels that are open. Mussels with open shells may
be dead and therefore dangerous to eat. To be sure they are dead and not just ...
Feb 13, 2013 ... New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels. Produced ... Press together the shells of
any that are open. ... Pull off any beards just before cooking.
Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple
advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open.
Feb 22, 2012 ... But before you start cooking, there a few things you need to know about ... The
mussels should open between five and seven minutes.
Unlike clams, a mussel may be alive and fit for consumption even if its shell is
open before it is cooked. Tapping the shell lightly should cause it to close back
Nov 3, 2014 ... Mussels, like most bivalves, are sold and cooked live. Why? ... On top of that, farm
-raised mussels are held in tanks prior to packaging and ... Mussels, clams, and
other bivalves tend to gape open when they're dead, but not all ...